Santiago Canyon College, Orange, California
California Essentials for Childhood Initiative
> M.Ed in Early Childhood Education
> M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Trauma & Resilience in Education
As a lifelong advocate for children’s wellness, Jody’s passion is to promote the education and welfare of children and families, especially individuals affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma exposure and helping individuals restore their health through resilience and mindful practices.
Jody’s goal as an Associate and Adjunct Professor has been and continues to be to prepare students to develop the skills and dispositions associated with highly competent and trauma-sensitive early educators.
Trauma & Resilience Practice Subcommittee
As part of the Trauma & Resilience Practice Subcommittee, Jody’s main goal is to prevent child maltreatment and other childhood traumas—and to help implement trauma-informed policies and practices throughout public and private organizations and systems.
In her role in the Policy Subcommittee, Jody works with communities and organizations to embed and incorporate families and children as priorities in public policies, helping to increase the number and scope of private sector policies and practices that support families and children.
The California Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative seeks to address child maltreatment as a public health issue; aims to raise awareness and commitment to promoting safe, stable, nurturing relationships, and environments (SSNR&E); creates the context for healthy children and families through social norms change, programs, and policies; and utilizes data to inform actions.
The Santiago Canyon College Child Development program offers multiple programs for individuals interested in starting a career in child development, preschool and/or elementary education.
Jody is spearheading the creation of a certificate of achievement in Trauma and Resilience for Early Educators. The certificate will include courses that focus on trauma, resilience, self-care, trauma-informed programs for families and communities with additional required courses in human development, child, family, and community, and observation and assessment. Two courses are scheduled to be offered online in fall of 2021:
Publish date: March 26, 2020
Learning in the Time of Coronavirus is a multi-part video interview series where, in each episode, we interview folks with a unique perspective on how Covid-19 is affecting education across the world – and how we can keep learning in spite of it.
In this episode, Jody Johnson, Early Childhood Specialist, talks with us about the importance of self-care, particularly in our present world and how we manage constant changes to find peace. “What do we do when our normal, everyday self-care plan goes awry?” And what about the news?